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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I access my Financial Aid History?
    You must have your FAFSA pin# in order to obtain your Financial Aid History.

  • Where do I begin?
    1. Submit an application for acceptance as a "Degree-Seeking" student to the Admission Office. 
    2. Review and follow the financial aid application procedures, which include completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.

  • What year FAFSA should I file for my planned enrollment?
    Examples of FAFSA filing dates for a given enrollment period, during an academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer):

    Enrollment during the 2013-2014 Academic Year (Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014)
    – 2013-2014 FAFSA must be filed for awarding aid.

    Enrollment during the 2012-2013 Academic Year (Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013)
    – 2012-2013 FAFSA must be filed for awarding aid.

  • What will happen after I file the FAFSA?
    Click Here . 

     

  • What are the minimum eligibility requirements for financial aid?
    Click Here .

  • When should I file for the summer term?
    To extend your financial aid to the summer term, an additional Summer Enrollment Intent Notification  form must be completed by March 1st.  If you have not already done so, you must first file the current school years FAFSA to be considered for summer aid, loans included. 

Example: Summer 2009 term enrollees requesting aid assistance must complete the 2008-2009 FAFSA.   Eligibility is contingent on remaining aid. e.g.  If attended full-time, both fall and spring terms and received your eligibility (loan included), you will not be eligible for summer aid.  Notice to Transfer Students – You must be a CCM degree-seeking in order to qualify and must have already requested a schools code change to your processed fafsa indentifying CCM Federal School code: 007106 to be processed.

  • What do I do if I made a mistake or left out information?
    If you need to make corrections, please visit or call the Office of Financial Aid prior to your making corrections online to determine if your corrections are needed.  
     
  • How and when do I apply for financial aid?
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for filing after January 1st. each year. Our federal school code: 007106 must be entered upon completion of your application.  It is recommended that students and or parent(s) (if applicable), complete the application after filing their federal income tax return (mid April), avoiding delays due to corrections.  Remember to sign your application (electronically or print and mail the signature page to the federal processing center to avoiding delay in processing). 

    Filing your FAFSA requires information for the appropriate year.  Retain copies of both the parents’ and the student’s tax returns, etc. for future reference.   Students seeking assistance are encouraged to visit our office (appointment preferred), meeting with one of our counselors.  Note: If requested by us, please bring all supporting items (copy of your IRS Tax Transcript-all parts, YTD bank, YTD Social Security Benefits received statement and or investment statements, etc.) with your prior to your visit.
     
  • What are the deadlines?
    "Priority" Deadlines: Submit the completed FAFSA after January 1st. each year, but no later than mid-April (after the federal income tax filing period).  As a rule-of-thumb, you should file at least three months prior to the start of a term. If you apply late, be prepared to pay all charges yourself with the possibility of getting financial aid after the term begins. 

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  • What is the processing time?
    You should allow for approximately 2 weeks, total processing time for the Central Processing System to process your FAFSA, with an additional 2-3 weeks for the college aid determination and response to you of your eligibility. You are encouraged to file electronically to reduce processing time to 3-5 days.  Please respond immediately to all requests for additional information, avoiding delay of your aid eligibility. 

    Late filers may have to pay the tuition out of pocket if already registered, but will receive a refund from the Bursar Office once their eligibility has been finalized by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • When will I hear if I am eligible to receive aid?
      An electronic award notification letter will be "emailed" (CCM email address ONLY) to students once eligibility has been determined. This electronic notification will instruct students to view their awards, loans included and/or additional documents required to complete their file by logging on to: WebAdvisor.
  • Why did I get a Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) but not a State Student Eligibility Notice (SEN)?
    You listed CCM as your second or third choice upon completing the FAFSA.  NJ State aid will only be processed on your first choice. Please contact our office for assistance or State, requesting a school code change.
  • What is an award letter?
    The award notification letter is an official or unofficial (additional information requested) notice from the college, itemizing your award funding by award name and dollar amounts you are eligible to receive.  This notification is based on your processed FAFSA. 
  • Where can I get Federal Verification Worksheets? 
    Click here , select applicable year and print.
     
     How can I order a IRS Income Tax Transcript Immediately (Online or Mail)? 
    Click here , to request your transcript.
     
     
  • Where do I get a Petition for Independency? 
    Petition for Independency can be downloaded - Click here.  
  • How can I take a course at another college (Consortiums) ?
    Financial Aid students who wish to take course(s) at another institution as part of their program of study (prior approval required) at County College of Morris must follow consortium agreement procedures and complete the consortium agreement form.

    Select type below:
      Domestic (Colleges in the US) or
    Study Abroad (Colleges out side the US)
    Please return your completed application to the Financial Aid Office
  • How and when is Student Financial Aid applied to my bill?
    WHEN BILLED FOR THE SEMESTER: Read the instructions concerning financial aid recipients and follow them concerning payment. Every effort is made to credit term bills with all accepted and approved financial aid except anticipated FWS earnings.*  You must have received your Award Eligibility Notice  prior to registering.  Students may also view their aid eligibility and or additional documents which may be required to complete their file on line, by logging on to: WebAdvisor.   
Financial aid recipients are responsible for remitting any balance due after qualified financial aid (approval Loans, federal and State grants and scholarship aid) has been applied. See your Award Notice for aid amounts.  Students whose applicable aid exceeds their tuition bill; may request from the Bursar/Cashier Office an advance, up to $500.00 (if warranted) in the form of a "Book Store Certificate" for the purchases at the colleges bookstore, during the in-person registration period ONLY.

Bursar Information

View your Financial Aid (loans included)

Click here

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  • What opportunities are there for work on campus?
    Two employment programs exist for students: Federal Work-Study (FWS) - this is a federally supported employment program. Students must meet need requirements. Students may work no more than 19.5 hours per week during the semester, and as many as 35 hours per week during school breaks. Opportunities are available both on-campus and in off-campus non-profit agencies.  Additionally FWS allocated award is not deferrable against tuition charges, as employment is required with earned wages paid bi-weekly. 
     
    Student Aide (SA) - this is a College employment program. Financial need is not a requirement for participation. Students normally work 10-15 hours per week while school is in session. 
     
    Federal Work Study (FWS) informative Brochure -  Available jobs will vary by semester.  Typical jobs in both programs may include office assistant, lab assistant, tutor, disabled student classroom assistant.  For wages and more, please refer to the Federal Work-Study / Student Aide website or visit Career Services, Cohen Hall, B236.
  • What CCM Scholarships are available?
    The office administers several need and non-need based scholarship programs.
 

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Award Notification to Applicants

 

Fall Term - June 24

 

Fall applicants - On or about July 31

 

Spring Term - October 22

 

Spring applicants - On or about November 15


NOTE: Applications received after the deadlines will be reviewed for consideration the following term.
Click here for more information about available scholarships.

CCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and complies with applicable Federal and State laws prohibiting discrimination. No person shall be discriminated against with regard to employment, education programs or admission on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, handicap or veteran status.
  • What is the Colleges Return of Title IV funds Policy (r2t4)?
    Return of Federal Title IV Funds - This is the colleges federally calculated assessment of aid recipients who withdraw officially or unofficially from the college prior to the end of the semester.  The Financial Aid and Bursar Office, determines the amount (percentage) of aid eligible for based on the student’s date of withdrawal and/or last date of class attendance (LDA).  
  • What is the Colleges Financial Aid Annual Cost of Attendance (COA)?
    A student's Cost of Attendance (COA), includes tuition and fees, transportation, miscellaneous/personal, room and board expenses while attending school.  The submission of documented proof of any costs related to a disability, childcare and other ”unusual" educationally related expenses must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid for possible aid eligibility adjustments. 
County College of Morris "estimated" Annual Cost of Attendance:  Click 2014-2015
 
Contact Information:

E-mail: finaid@ccm.edu